SWING MAKES YOU HAPPY! on Rondette Jazz official CD Release Event on Feb. 1st

Posted by on Jan 7, 2015 in Featured, Jazz, Swing | Comments

Swing Makes You Happy final cover

“Swing Makes You Happy”
SUN., FEB. 1st
@ SMALLS 4:30pm-7pm​

George Gee – bandleader
David Gibson – trombone, music director
Hilary Gardner – vocals
John Dokes – vocals
Ed Pazant – alto sax
Michael Hashim – tenor sax
Tony Lustig – baritone sax
Freddie Hendrix, Andy Gravish – trumpets
Willard Dyson – drums
Marcus McLaurine – ​string bass
Steve Einerson – piano

Music Charges $20
Smalls Jazz Club
183 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 252-5091

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Welcome to the NEW World of !

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Featured, Jazz, Parties, Swing | Comments

After 33 years of being a professional big bandleader, 23 here in my hometown of NYC and 13 years into the new millennium – I am happy to report the launch of the NEW!  A true representation of the current George Gee Orchestra, with nods towards the current stellar line-up of talent and personality, with a clear vision of its forward path.  A journey well-rooted in the musical and philosophical achievements of the past masters, but also a recognition of the band’s already established history of over three decades.  It HAS taken over three decades plus to surround myself with like-minded individuals in this pursuit of preserving this great American art form of the Big Band, but also with an eye towards evolution.  I am immensely proud of The George Gee Orchestra and humbly its place in musical history – there are many stories to be shared and told.  And still many to develop and to continue…..


I would like to acknowledge the tireless efforts of the group that helped develop this new site, all longtime friends and supporters of The George Gee Orchestra.  Lovingly self-titled TEAM GEE, they include Project Manager/Social Media Coordinator Jennifer Gapay, Copy Editor Amy Winn and programmer Tommy Sunshine.  TEAM GEE took my initial scrambled vision and molded it into a clear portal, that happily and properly represents The George Gee Orchestra of now.  And in the whole scheme of things, the timing of the launch is perfect – as a whole slate of announcements are scheduled for the very immediate future.  Stay tuned:  Have blog, will travel!

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